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Oct 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
deadly september attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the u.s. state department and the white house were advised that an islamic group was claiming responsibility for the attack about two hours after it was carried out. but intelligence sources say other messages with conflicting information may also have been sent on that day. and they add that early reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate. >>> and a u.s. effort to wipe out al qaeda is nearing a significant milestone. according to "the washington post," the number of militants and civilians killed in drone strikes will soon exceed 3,000. that surpasses the number of people al qaeda killed in the 9/11 attacks. and "the post" says, the director of the cia is pushing for an expansion of the current drone fleet. >>> and to the global economy now. and a down day in early trading overseas. asian markets were lowered after dismal earnings reports from some big-name companies here in the u.s. those reports sent the dow to its lowest level in nearly seven weeks. here's abc's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: t
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
tonight at 4, 5 and 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> u.s. supreme court just finished hearing arguments over university of texas program that uses race as a factor in student admissions. hundreds gathered outside the court this morning as justices took up the biggest affirmative action case in a decade. a student sued after her college application was rejected. she says she was turned away because she is white. the university says, its policy is aimed at creating a diverse student pop . >>> he couldn't believe it, stanford -- professor stunned winning this year's nobel prize in chemistry, brian kabilka on the left shares the honor with robert lefkowitz. >> reporter: a press conference is not the doctor's cup of tea he's shy he says he's not comfortable with all the attention this award is bringing. he says proud to have won it. the phone call came at 2:20 this morning dr. brian kabilka answered the call in his palo alto home and told that he and robert lefkowitz had won the nobel prize for chemistry. >> i had trouble saying anything. probably more towards crying really hard to
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
screeners we're trying to figure it out. >> he appeared in court yesterday. he's a naturalized u.s. citizen of chinese decent saying he was working in japan. his attorney told abc news he's highly intelligent and a diligent student with no criminal history. >> there is a little bit of relief at the purposes though don't get too excited. gas prices started to fall a little bit after a month of sudden surging in california this average $4.67 a gallon. >> big savings on air fare and deals you can get now. >> apple is making changes at the plant in china. >> and there is your questions on twitter and facebook will answer them here live just a little bit later, you can contact michael on >>> it's official, san francisco has a target store. city target now open taking up the second floor of the metrion building different from other targets and it is tail youred to customers with small living lace spaiss. it's also trying something new, opening at 7:00 in the morning and today is what is called soft opening. the grand opening taking place on sunday. >> there is employers outlooking to hire hundred
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00am PDT
. world's cheapest car heading to the u.s. no frills car made by indian conglomerate sells there for about $3500. the company plans to add a few frills and sell it here for less than $10,000. chee-tos popular has high levels of salt, fat and artificial coloring some schools have banned it. >>> good morning. 61° if downtown san francisco partly cloudy light wind out of west at six across the bay in oakland 62° it is a mild start all around the bay couple 50s san jose 56 otherwise more 80s today and i'll let you in on the details, coming up. >>> 5:15. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is back on the job after a ten-month battle to keep his job. he says he's eager to move forward. a new year's eve domestic violence incident with his wife cost the sheriff his job for a while until he was reinstated last week. >> as much humble pie that i really want to eat and continue to profess and demonstrate that i'll be the sheriff that people elected me to be. >> the sherry's first full day at work came on the same day supervisors introduced domestic violence legislation and it was called a co
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00am PDT
golden gate bridge and northbound through cortamadera as well. >>> 5:10. >>> surprise decision in u.s. terror case. why an appeals court says prosecutors went overboard. >>> now you see it, now you don't. daring art heist that may be worth nothing at all. >>> we get four, five a day. >> those pesky robo calls. who is responsible, coming up. >>> high end holiday catalogue teams up with a nationwide >>> wednesday important from our roof camera clear 58° downtown across the bay also 58 in oakland, 62 in san jose. we'll see nothing but sun today and offshore winds will warm is up -- warm us up quickly. >>> lance armstrong has just announced that he will be stepping down as chairman of his live strong cancer-fighting charity. he makes this announcement following last week's u.s. anti-doping agency report detailing his widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs on his way to seven titles, 11 of his former teammates testified against him. he says he's leaving the position to limit damage from the ongoing scandal. armstrong's foundation was founded in 1997 to raise money to support cancer
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Oct 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
romney are expected to spar again over libya after "the new york times" reported that the u.s. and iran had agreed to one-on-one talks. >> now iran thinks they can go much harder than they think they can go. >> reporter: the white house added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> and now to a point that iran's economy is on its knees. >> reporter: president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. and mitt romney in florida where he gave this advice between the football game. >> figure out which of the players is best and take them out early. >> reporter: a new poll shows the president has a five-point lead among registered voters but a likely race shows the race is a dead heat at 47%. >> i have a question. >> do you want me to answer? >> reporter: and denied that instead of circling each other, the candidates will be sitting. brandi hitt, abc news, boca raton, florida. >> but who could have predicted how those first two debates would go but "gma" anchor and host of "this week" george stephanopoulos has an idea of what to look for in tonight's third confrontation. >> her
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00pm PDT
on a comment he made about the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >> the whole idea of there being a riot act. >> was that fair? >> she didn't do that to the president. she didn't fact check anything he said and said you said this and you said that. for instance, he said he would cut the deficit in half. she never challenged him on that. >> definitely one of the more talked about moments of the night. but there is plenty more to pick over between now and the next debate. reporting live, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. and there will be much more ahead on the debate on "nightline" after this newscast. and the third and final presidential debate is set for next monday, october 22nd at lynn university in boca raton, florida with a focus on foreign policy. that starts at 6:00. you can watch it live here on abc7. as the two presidential candidates argued over the terrorist attack in libya hundreds gathered at san francisco city hall to honor the ambassador who was killed there. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont and graduated from uc berkeley and ucsf hastings school of l
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> protesters demanding an immediate end to u.s. wars, occupieses and military assaults are planning a -- occupying shuns and military assaults are planning a rally where president obama will appear this afternoon. then a celebrity dinner and concert where the protest is planned. >>> traffic restrictions put in place near the hotel and civic auditorium. the president will announce establishment of cesar chavez national monument this morning. >> mitt romney moving his campaign from florida to virginia. preparing to deliver major foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute in lexington. he's expected to propose u.s. take a more assertive role in syria, tighten sanctions on iran he's looking to paint president obama as a weak leader who has limited influence on global fairs. >>> early voting in california begins this morning. vote by mail begins 29 days before the election, today. go to your down -- today is columbus day that means some offices will be closed. october 22nd is deadline to register. >>> anti-domestic violence advocates will gather in front of san francisco city
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
cause of those loose seats and improperly installed clamp. u.s. auto sales up to highest level in more than four years, automakers led by toyota buyers need to replace aging vehicles and feel more confident about their jobs loans are cheaper and easier to get, we are not as confident about the economy birthrate fell for the year in a row it didn't fall as much as it has in recent years i am then the beer index shipment rising for the first time since the start of the recession sure sign that consumers particularly, young men are doing better men are doing better economically. [ female announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits on their own are amazing, but press out some biscuit dough, add some sauce and some pepperoni and cheese and monday's dinner is now a grands mini pizza party. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. can dodge a question. honey, how'd that test go? [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. mmmm. mmm hmmm. mmmm. [ female announcer ] it's on. let's roll. ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪
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Oct 17, 2012 1:05am PDT
when she called romney out on a comment he made about the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >> the whole idea of there being a riot act. >> was that fair?n't do to thedidn't do president. she didn't fact check anything he said and said you said this and you said that. for instance, he said he would cut the deficit in half. she never challenged him on that. >> definitely one of the more talked about moments of the night. but there is plenty more to pick over between now and the next debate. reporting live, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. and there will be much more ahead on the debate on "nightline" after this newscast. and the third and final presidential debate is set for next monday, october 22nd at lynn university in boca raton, florida with a focus on foreign policy. that starts at 6:00. you can watch it live here on abc7. as the two presidential candidates argued over the terrorist attack in libya hundreds gathered at san francisco city hall to honor the ambassador who was killed there. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont and graduated from uc berkeley an
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Oct 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. thank you, jon, weighing in his own scorecard tonight. >>> we have more evidence tonight that the u.s. housing market is coming back to life. the number of new homes constructed in september jumped 15% in one month. and that is the fastest rate of new construction since the early days of the recession, in july 2008. something else we've not seen in four years, the fastest rate of applications for building permits, up 12%, a promise of new construction around the bend. >>> and a startling headline today about an article of faith in the health of american families. the annual physical at the doctor's office. a new study by british researchers raises the question, do they really make us healthier and do they save lives? abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser has been pouring over the results. >> reporter: we've thought of it as the right way to do medicine. urge everyone to get an annual checkup, even if they felt fine. but the study out today, looking at more than 150,000 people at different times in different countries may take you out of that waiting room. comparing average peo
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Oct 21, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the report that the iranians are ready to talk directly to the u.s. about its nuclear program. one republic called it an iranian ploy. >> and as to iran, they've got quadruple the amount of enriched uranium to make a bomb they had before obama got in office. nothing is working. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is set, but added it is open to one-on-one talks. but a source warned, the administration is cautious, because the iranians have used negotiations in the past as a stalling tactic. what is clear, this will be a debate point. >> we have iran, four years closer to a nuclear bomb. >> reporter: not just iran. republicans want to know if enough was done to protect u.s. diplomats during the benghazi, libya, attack. abc news has learned a drone did arrive over that city as the attack was ending and diplomats were being evacuated, which could allow romney to renew his attack. >> it was not a spontaneous demonstrati demonstration, is that what you're saying? >> please proceed, governor. >> reporter: while the president has been out of site at camp david preparing for this
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
by a u.s. border agent, but what happened just beforehand? tonight two very different accounts. >>> lake invaders. what's happening to america's lakes? the living, breathing organism that can now be seen from space and the threat the families living nearby. tonight, our correspondent right in the middle of it with the new warning. >>> and sidelined. for the first time we're hearing from one of those replacement refs. the moment that had even the ref wanting to cry. what he's saying about it all. >>> good evening. it is great to have you with us here on a sunday night. there are just 37 days until the election, but tonight we are focused on a more urgent countdown. just three days until that crucial first debate between president obama and governor romney. the first chance for voters to see the candidates side by side in what many say is a make-or-break opportunity for governor romney to try to narrow that gap in the polls. tonight both sides in debate prep, both sides trying to lower expectations, but there was a notable exception that one of romney's top supporters predicted o
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Oct 16, 2012 1:05am PDT
taking responsibility for the attack in libya that claim the life of a u.s. diplomat among others. >> more americans at risk tonight. new trouble at the lab at the center of amen jits outbreak. >> and san francisco takes a shot at hosting the superbowl. all that coming up. then later on "nightline". >> the coming up next on nightline. flaming hotrsy one controversy one spicey snack food cause as fire storm in schools. why it's the war on salt that is keeping it out of kids luchlings. >> man who says he can transform any room [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. with snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. and now when you buy two 40-count bags, instantly get a free bottle of ranch from hidden valley. it's on. let's roll. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who cho
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Oct 19, 2012 1:00am PDT
to be -- [ applause ] >> jimmy: the -- the u.s. postal service, i don't know if you know this, but the u.s. postal service is in bad shape, because of the internet, people aren't sending mail much anymore. and the post office has been hurt, which maybe, if they weren't so prudish about mailing bodily flunds and explosives, they wouldn't be in the situation. the postal service lost $15 billion last year and they are even more trouble now because by law they are allowed to borrow up to $15 billion. they have already hit that cap for the first time ever. i think the post office could make a lot of money if they turned their mail trucks into food trucks. how great would it be to get a letter and a burrito at the same time? [ applause ] the postal service floated a number of plans to get back on track financially. most of them haven't been promising. but they just launched a new one that i think might actually work. >> introducing "what's it worth to you," new from the u.s. postal service. with "what's it worth to you," you only pay for the mail you want. >> hey. >> hi. >> catalog? >> n
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Oct 16, 2012 4:00pm PDT
anniversary of september 11th during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. his family says stevens was there helping to launch a cultural exchange center, one giving remarks today is the libyan ambassador to the united states. the man the state department has chosen to investigate the assault, retired diplomat thomas pickering, will address the crowd as well. california senator dianne feinstein and congress woman barbara lee will honor the memory of the fallen ambassador. >> i know his commitment in being ambassador to an area of our world that is in such turmoil was a high calling for him. i just wanted and asked for permission to host it with the family. they wanted it here. >> the mayor will give the welcome followed his his brother and two sisters who will talk about the sibling they knew growing up. >> carolyn, thank you. we'll be streaming the service at abc 7 news.com. there is a link to a site his family established where you can learn more and leave your messages of support. >> the president's campaign says the president takes responsibility for the attack that kil
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
the fda. they say it shows they are on the right track. >>> the overall u.s. economy may be weak but where the beer index is concerned, we are the super power to beat. the beer index is the amount of time you have to spend on-the-job to afford to buy a beer. swiss bank surveyed hourly wages and average prices at liquor stores in 150 countries and found u.s. workers only need five minutes earnings to buy a beer. that equals 96 beers per eight hour workday or 480 beers on an average workweek. it takes the rest of the world 20 minutes to earn a beer. either we are very thirsty or we earn more than the rest of the world. >>> a lot of that hard work will be going down the drain with the a's game tonight, i'm sure -- >> i didn't know where you were going. >> yeah. next, we continue to follow breaking news in the east bay where fire crews are watching for flare-ups from a huge fire at a strip mall. amy hollyfield is live at the scene with the latest. >>> search for a man with a warrant for his arrest and his role in a speeding car accident that injured three people outside an antioch school
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Oct 12, 2012 1:05am PDT
including at least 10 in san francisco alone. the company will face a bankruptcy judge u.s. u.s. california foreclosure are now at the lowest level since 2007. 5-3 5-31,000 foreclosure in third quarter of this year. that's down 13 percent compared to last year. california saw 45 percent decline in foreclosure over the last year that's the biggest did he children in the nation. >> to southern california now where the space shuttle endeavor getting ready for the final trip this will take it 12 miles down the road to museum in los angeles. this is a live picture of a shuttle white is being held in los angeles. shuttle has sat there for 3 week at the los angeles international airport in this hangar. before dawn hits the shuttle again the very complicated and slow move through the streets. streets will be closed. whole bunch of tree cut did you know and power lines have been removed or raised in some cases. the trip is expected to take two days. what an operation that is. >> my goodness what a sight that will be. a lot of rain in southern california this morning. we had a little bit
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm PDT
capacities to attack the u.s. homeland and our allies as they did four years ago. >> let's go to the next segment. because it's a very important one. it is the rise of china and future challenges for america. i want to just begin this by asking both of you and mr. president, you go first this time. what do you believe is the greatest future threat to the national security of this country? >> well, i think it will continue to be terrorist networks, we have to remain vigilant as i just said. but with respect to china, china's both an adversary but also a potential partner in the international community if it's following the rules. so my attitude coming into office was that we are going to insist that china plays by the same rules as everybody else. and i know americans had seen jobs being shipped overseas, businesses and workers not getting a level playing field when it came to trade and that's the reason why i set up a trade task force to go after cheaters when it came to international trade. that's the reason why we have brought more cases against china for violating trade rules than
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Oct 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
blind loier made headlines in april when escaping house arrest and went to the u.s. embassy in beijing sparking a crisis. chen was allowed to leave china with his family, bale drew attention in december when he tried to meet chen but was turned away by officials.. >> entertainment news, p diddy gets into an accident and a pop star lends her name to a new plant. >> sean p diddy combs is okay following a car accident in beverly hills, tmz obtained this getto hit by a lexus. the star complained of pain. neither e, nor anyone were hospitalized. tom hanks and halle barry out in hollywood for a red carpet premier. >> made me think about being a mother and things i do, choices i make, things i don't do, how that will affect not only my daughter but her children, her children and her children it hits theaters tomorrow. >> pop star lady gaga be honored today by scientists at duke university. researchers named several discoveried species of ferns after the singer saying their sequence spells out gaga. and it's official. tailor swift will take the stage at the american music awards. see a
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00am PDT
the u.s. and allies have imposed crippling sanctions on iran to halt nuclear weapons development. romney answered saying the u.s. should have done more. he said repeatedly we are four years closer to a nuclear iran. candidates clashed over military spending. >> navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. >> the president: governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. >> reporter: fact checkers say romney was wrong about the military being smaller. there are slightly more ships active now than at the low point under president george w. bush. president obama's bayonet response prompting a spike in google searches for the record the army and marines do still use bayonets. of note, campaigning today, eric mentioned that romney will be in colorado he's wrapping up in colorado with a rally with kid rock. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> >>> alameda county sheriff's office will release more information about a woman found dead in a burning castro valley home. crews put out the fire at this home on san carlos avenue in 20 minutes last thur
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
the u.s. postal service could not deliver on. why the future is looking murkier this morning. >>> milestone for digital disc that [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. >>> time for our california forecast heat building up from with beaches in the 70s, 80s, 90s bay, 90s 100s inland more 100s through the central valley doppler is dry across the state. 100 in l.a. today, 86 san diego, 108 palm springs, tahoe 81°. big sur 87 today, not only are the beaches around here going to be warm also down to our south. want to talk about, 49,000, that's how much you can win if you go to our page and enter the s
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
number of babies born in the u.s. has fallen. new numbers show fewer than four million babies were born in again 11, lowest since 1998, and 1% decline from 2010. experts say it is proof of the weak economy forcing some couples to put off having children. >>> number of teens who drink and drive continues to go down. cdc says 9 out of 10 are not drinking and driving. teen dui's down 54% since 1991. the decrease is likely due to increased awareness about the dangers of dui as well as safety laws. >>> today marks 20th wedding anniversary for president obama and the first lady. of course, they will mark the occasion not with dinner but tonight's debate many the first lady will be in the audience when her husband squares off with mitt romney. a belated celebration will take this weekend. [ unintelligible ] >> i think flowers will be arriving tonight debate or no debate. 6:15. >> no more records. >> no i think the records are over. winds blowing at the coliseum this morning. how about we hoist an al west investigation flag up there later this afternoon and put it next to the wonderful sta
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Oct 22, 2012 4:00pm PDT
policy. using china to talk about the u.s. economy and push for job creation. >> it will be interesting. mark matthews reporting. he'll have coverage tonight. remember this guy? scott van doozer who bear hugged the president? he's been invited. he stands sixty-three, he was 260 pounds and might be there to help boost the president's performance tonight or comfort him. tloobt's debate set to begin at 6:00. you can watch it live right here on abc 7. >> still ahead new convenienting guidelines for cervical cancer that affect millions of women. >> first unlike most religious services one church encourage fomz use cell phones during the service. today 7 on your side q and a is just ahaechld i'll have your questions and you can contact me on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7 or on twitter m finney. i'll answer questions here live in just a moment. >> from our east bay camera lots of sunshine as you look at golden gate. however, there are showers and thunderstorms still on their way. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> take a look at this. live traffic now on the bay
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. tonight, new revelations about the terrorists, the ferocity of their attack and new questions about whether life-saving security was denied. abc's jake tapper has details. >> reporter: that horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials in libya today condemning their superiors for denying their requests for more security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was, "you're asking for the sun, moon and the stars." >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at the u.s. embassy in libya, today recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: nordstrom suspected the denials for more security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and republican. on my honor, no. n
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
emerging about two men linked to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. reports say a militant suspected of involvement has been killed in egypt. another suspect is now in custody. so far thorkts not saying what role twoz men paid in the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens but secretary of state clinton responded today to a report that a militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in e mails while those attacks were taking place. >> postinging is on face book is not evidence and... i think it just under scores how fluid the recording was at the time and continues for some time to be. >> agroup denied claims the day after they were made. republicans are seizing on the e mails to boost al gaigs the attack was or chess straighted by terrorists and not a spontaneous demonstration. >> a man who plotted to blow up los angeles international airport will spend 37 years in prison. authorities arrested him in 1999. they say he drove a car full of plochlsives and was arrested in seattle. prosecutors said if he had carried out his mission, hundreds and maybe thousands of p
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
with the america's cup world series with the largest u.s. audience, cats racing in the bay while the air show goes overhead. and the likelihood giants will be in town and there is more. >> this general manager at the w hotel with 50,000 just for that. wednesday night, pearl jam plays their party on treasure island. this is meaning restaurant business is up. >> this is wonderful. more, the merrier. >> there likely will be more. niners have a home game. so does stanford. >> probably the best week i've seen in 36 years. >> there is a comparison to the super bowl. it makes the prize for starting off in beautiful fashion. >> this is wonderful. >> like this all the time here. >> and is this? >> yes. >> having fun with tourists z this is reporting from the marina green, mark matthew autos there is a guide online for you for this week and weekend. just go to abc 7 news.com and you'll find where to go and what to do and to avoid traffic jams in san francisco. >> there is a lot going on z one way to avoid traffic jams is public transportation, bikes may be a bit of a toss up. taking a look
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Oct 22, 2012 5:30pm PDT
-blower case looking for tens of millions paid by the u.s. postal service to sponsor armstrong and his team. >> his intimidation was absolutely what allowed him to go for so long without more of these allegations coming out. >> reporter: those who went up against armstrong over the years say he kept the fairy tale alive by threatening anyone who raised the doping question. former "bicycling" magazine editor in chief, steve madden now writes "armstrong exerted a corleone-like influence in the cycling industry. he could make an advertiser disappear from our pages." others say his cancer foundation, livestrong, was referred to as his "cancer shield" because it was used to fend off critics. >> i don't think it's so much a shield. i think sometimes it feels like a weapon. >> you're confronted with sort of the perception that if you're not pro-lance, then absurdly, you're pro-cancer. >> reporter: tonight, lance armstrong holds a new title he never wanted, one of the most epic falls from grace ever seen. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >>> and now a note to thank the millions of americ
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
comedy central last night. the president trying to tackle a serious question about the attack on the u.s. conlit in benghazi, libya. >> if four americans get killed it's not optimal. >> right. >> we're going to fix it. >> the mother of one of the victims, sean smith told a blogger quote it's insensitive to say my son is not very optimal. he's also very dead. very not been optimal since he died and the past few weeks have been hell. he died alongside chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador in libya. >> the president may have gained a slight advantage today in several battle ground states. state by state unemployment figures show jobless rates have fallen in seven of the nine states that are still up for grabs. nevada and north carolina still have high rates. but the numbers have improved there as well as in florida and colorado. wisconsin and ohio have now fallen below flagsal average. numbers are due out november 2, just four days before election day. >> a popular spray on sun screen sk recalled after reports it caused five people to catch on fire. it's ultramist version of the banana boat br
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Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
renames the korean war "the war to resist u.s. aggression and aid korea." the institute recently pulled this video from its website. >> i don't know what this is, but i can tell you that we are very much in charge of the curriculum that is delivered in our classroom. >> reporter: can you be sure that they're not showing videos like this to our kids? >> we have all the curriculum that they deliver, so, yes. >> reporter: so they run by you. >> correct. >> reporter: but does it not worry you that they'd make a video like this at all? >> i don't get into politics. i'm an educator. i'm here to educate our kids. >> reporter: critics, including some top china experts and also some conservatives in congress, say what starts as a simple language program can end up as a stealth pr campaign for a communist government with a terrible human rights record. >> you don't want other countries propagandizing your children. >> reporter: we sent our beijing correspondent, abc's gloria riviera, to the headquarters of the confucius institute to get a response, but she was turned away. >> no? okay. >> reporte
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00am PDT
united states. ahsan nafis had arrived last january to the u.s. from bangladesh. the fbi sent an undercover operative to meet nafis after he began posting comments on radical sites on the internet. he claimed to be al qaeda. the fbi said it quickly made clear he wanted to commit an attack. even doing surveillance on the new york stock exchange. he allegedly discussed assassinating president obama. according to the fbi, the suspect planned to kill women and children in cold blood. in the name of osama bin laden. george? >> okay, pierre. thanks very much. >>> now, let's go to the severe storms sweeping the southeastern part of the united states. as we said, tornadoes and all those winds tearing through on their way to the east coast. they left a big trail of damage. the mid-atlantic is bracing for more storms today. and sam has been tracking all of them at the weather center. >> hey, elizabeth. and exactly where we lined it out for you yesterday where the storms would be. look at the hot spots from jackson, to memphis, and st. louis. and the pictures will show you everything blown
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Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
from last month's attack in libya. a former u.s. security official told lawmakers it was clear that they would not get the extra security they requested until an actual incident occurred. abc's jake tapper has more on the testimony. >> reporter: that horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials in libya condemning superiors for denying requests for security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response was you are asking for the sun, moon and stars. >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at u.s. embassy in libya recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: nordstrom suspected the denials for security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and republican. on my honor, no, none. >> reporter: we have learned new de
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Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
affects all u.s. trading markets. the u.s. labor department says he will release the monthly jobs report just four days before the election. >> sandhya causing problems with the power grid. it's estimated millions of homes and businesses are with out power right now. that includes 95,000 in new jersey. washington, d.c. power company telling customers it will not respond until it's safe to do so. >> they're going to have to wait until wind stops blowing above 35 miles per hour. they've got to wait until heavy rainfall has ceased. before they can begin to assess damage and then, begin our restoration efforts. >> thousands of crews from aconsiders the country are on their way to the storm zone now. johns hopkins is estimating 10 million customers will lose electric yeefr the next few days. >> abc news reporter tj winnik is in new jersey as the storm makes land fall. >> good evening, i can tell you three hours ago wind began to howell. -- howl. right now cape may is experiencing a high tide. hurricane sandy is expectsed to make land fall near lantic city, new jersey. >> this is a seri
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Oct 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. >>> good morning, america. this morning, october surprise. have the u.s. and iran cut a deal to hold the first one-on-one nuclear talks ever? the timing is interesting. the final presidential debate focused on foreign policy is tomorrow. >>> nasty neighbor caught on camera. a man now faces charges after neighbors say they videotaped him vandalizing homes, cars and lawns in what's become a never-ending battle. >>> the plunge at the pump. as election day nears, those high gas prices are suddenly starting to go way down. why now? ♪ let's talk about sex baby >>> and clooney in court. the hollywood superstar dragged into a sex scandal. what's he doing testifying in a trial with a woman named ruby the heart stealer. ♪ let's talk about sex ♪ let's talk about it >>> we're all enjoying the subtlety of the music chosen by our producers on this sunday morning. good morning, everybody. bianna and ron both off today. but we're very happy to have sharyn alfonsi and linsey joining us on her birthday, we might add. >> happy birthday. >>> some sad breaking news. for
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
. according to latest index san francisco is the second most conjested u.s. city up from the number five position. only los angeles is worse. the navigation systems maker found travel times are 29% longer during peak commute hours. avoid driving on thursdays if you can that's most conjested day in the bay area. >> i love questions like this, do you get wetter running or walking through the rain? that and other burning questions are part of a new exhibit at the tech museum. the tv show mythbusters is showing off zany experiments, -- the exhibit is geared for kids but like the show it piques adults' curiosity. >> you see a kid come up to the station and start experimenting and the adult watches and then they are like wait a minute i figured this out, get out of the way let me try this. >> here's one more test you can try that you can do at home, mythbusters opens tomorrow, geared towards young people many of whom have never seen a phone booth. >> i'm going to guess walking. you get wetter walking through the rain. >> oh you want the answer? i'll find that out and we'll give it to you after
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> abc news has learned the u.s. ambassador in libya wanted soldiers to stay with him after their deployment was scheduled to end in august. department official says the request was granted in february, u.s. ambassador stephens and three other americans were killed in an attack in benghazi september 11th. today the top terrorism adviser will visit libya. >>> uc berkeley graduate the first american to win this year's nobel prize in physics. david wineland on your right shares award with serge haroche of france. both were honored this morning. the royal swedish academy of scientists crediting the pair for opening the door to new experiments in quantum physics. >>> 10 minutes from now, a daredevil will attempt to set the extreme skydiving record parachuting from the edge of space. here's a live look at the launch site in roswell, new mexico, you see the equipment being made ready last minute preps for felix baum garner's death defying feat. scheduled to happen at 6:00, just less than 10 minutes from now. a giant balloon will lift his capsule to 120 to,000 he will jump out in a specia
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
. crediting the pair for showing new -- >>> abc news has learned the u.s. embassy in libya wand a special operations team to stay -- official says the request was granted and ambassador stevens and three other americans were killed in an attack in benghazi september 11th. today the top adviser will visit libya to discuss the investigation. >>> still ahead, do-or-die day for a's and giants. >> and, parachuting from the edge of space. the daredevil trying to set an extreme skydiving record this morning. we are just learning about delays, >>> welcome back. nice to see you. partly sunny today stray shower possible any time temperatures below average 60s around the bay and coast and 70s inland. live doppler across the entire state hot spot right near our coast where the best chance of showers will be until the afternoon tahoe may be getting a stray shower and 61. 93 in palm springs. >>> 6:44. >> that means it is time to check in with josh for what is coming up on "good morning america." >>> it also means time to mock me with all the california weather out there. it is fair to say, it is not in
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Oct 20, 2012 1:05am PDT
of course this will likely impact the path of interstate 80 and u.s. 50. if you have travel plans, carry the chains. or just hold off on your travels. tomorrow morning, starting off with the clouds and maybe misty and drizzly. temperatures in the mid50s to the low 60s. and as we show you your afternoon readings, 73 in area. 74 for campbell. on the peninsula, 71 in san mateo and palo alto. the coastal areas are quite mild. downtown san francisco, 70 degrees. south san francisco 69. and in the north bay, it is going to be a mix of sun and clouds. mid70s santa rosa and san rafael, head out toward the east bay. a narrow range of temperatures. 72 in oakland, newark. the inland communities, it will be beautiful. 75 in livermore and danville. but certainly cooler than average for this time of year. had to's high temperatures dropped a good 5 to 20 degrees. tomorrow we will hold them before we drop more on sunday. around the monterey bay, 72 in santa cruz. we have the big game tomorrow. and check out the forecast. cal versus stanford at memorial stadium. mild and 3:00. 70 degreese and we
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
francisco alone. the company will face a bankruptcy judge tomorrow. >>> u.s. california foreclosure are now at the lowest level since 2007. 5-3 5-31,000 foreclosure in third quarter of this year. that's down 13 percent compared to last year. california saw 45 percent decline in foreclosure over the last year that's the biggest did he children in the nation. >> to southern california now where the space shuttle endeavor getting ready for the final trip this will take it 12 miles down the road to museum in los angeles. this is a live picture of a shuttle white is being held in los angeles. shuttle has sat there for 3 week at the los angeles international airport in this hangar. before dawn hits the shuttle again the very complicated and slow move through the streets. streets will be closed. whole bunch of tree cut did you know and power lines have been removed or raised in some cases. the trip is expected to take two days. what an operation that is. >> my goodness what a sight that will be. a lot of rain in southern california this morning. we had a little bit here as well. >> a little bit. s
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Oct 22, 2012 11:35pm PDT
candidates ever served in the u.s. military and that hasn't happened since franklin roosevelt faced thomas e. dewey in 1944. but in this dangerous and uncertain world they tried to out-tough each other all night long. romney accused the president of undermining american strength by not spending enough on defense. >> our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. the navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission, we have under 285. >> obama brusquely dismissed him as a clueless neophyte in national security. >> governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. the question is not a game of battleship where we're counting ships but what are our capabilities. >> romney's overall point, obama has presided over an era of american weakness that began in its first days in office on what romney calls an apology tour. >> you said that on occasion america had dictated to other nations. mr. president, america has not dictated to other nations. we have freed other nations from dictators. >> obama's response, romney is a shallow and
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Oct 25, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> new developments this morning in the search for justice in the deadly tack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya lawyer for a man facing terrorism charges says there is no evidence linking him to the attack. second suspect egyptian man killed in clashes in cairo. it is the first time an egyptian has been tied to the attack that killed bay area native ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. >>> memorial gathering will be held for a teacher, 54-year-old chris ryan was found dead at the bottom of a ravine this month he taught english and social science at james logan high his memorial will be at 3:45 this afternoon. >>> in antioch two businesses -- haunted house fundraiser held on west 10th tonight, tomorrow and saturday from 5 to 10 tickets $5 proceeds go towards new play equipment. >>> moments before game two of the world series begins this evening a peninsula girl will get a special honor. she will have the opportunity to walk the ball out to bumgarner. leslie brinkley has her story. >> i just hand the ball to him? >> reporter: she is a junior works at the boys
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
, unquote. >>> two men have reportedly been arrested in connection with the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. they've killed ambassador chris stevens and others. this is according to turkish media. no confirmation jet from u.s. officials. a state department e-mail shows that diplomats in libya had requested more security before the attack. but were denied that request. >>> and concerns over a meningitis outbreak have spread to nearly half the country. 35 cases are confirmed in these 6 states. the suspected cause of the outbreak, tainted steroid shots, were shipped to the 23 states you see here. the shots came from a massachusetts pharmacy, which has been shut down. >>> and a stunning spike in the price of gas overnight in california, where a gallon will now cost you almost $6 in some areas. that's because of a shortage being blamed on a refinery fire and pipeline problems. nationally, the average sits at $3.78 a gallon. >>> american airlines, grounding dozens of its 757s again, so it can repair seats that have been coming loose in mid-flight. the airline is cha
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
weaker than me and realized, put myself in that position. u.s. attorney for the northern district of california melinda joined the campaign today saying changes are coming. >> it's capturing everyone's heart,. >> reporter: but it's the students that are most effected by the movie. >> there is no purpose watching someone get hurt over nothing. >> to be better person and be nice to each other. bullying is not right thing to do and it should be stopped. >> cheryl: that was lyanne melendez reporting. joining us is what is being done to combat bullying. jeanie saunders, safety manager for the alameda county office of education. i just want to start quickly. you were bullied yourself? >> i was. it goes back to that experience, i can still think of the words that the students used to bully me. i talk with other adults. >> cheryl: so it lasts a long time? >> it does. >> cheryl: you are committed to this issue. what are school administrators doing? >> school administrators start by creating policies. having clear and consistent policies and procedures for bullying. it's really the best way to
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Oct 17, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >> reporter: in august the u.s. anti-doping agency banned arm strong for life and disqualified him of all results going back 12 years, a move expected to ultimately strip armstrong of his seven tour de france titles and his sole olympic bronze. armstrong still denies taking per -- performance-enhancing drugs. >> to deny the reality of lancing doping would be like denying graph tpweuplt >> reporter: his announcement he's -- he's announcement that he's stepping down from live strong is on the 15 anniversary of the group he said he leaves to focus on the group's mission instead of his problems. >>> [ unintelligible ] 39-year-old santa rosa resident confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs as part of the investigation that brought down average strong they rode together for five years for various teams. he was already serving six month suspension when quick-step terminated him yesterday. >>> we've talked about the offshore flow not the gusty winds, the humidity has not recovered, we are down to 12% this livermore, drier, 17% around the delta and san jose 23% humidity, hot temperature
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
one day after the u.s. death count in the war reached 2,000 troops. >>> and security concerns after keys went up for sale online. a new york post reporter bought a set for $150. the keys are meant for firefighters and can be used for locked subway stations. to cut power and to paralyze elevators in skyscrapers. >>> meanwhile, new information about gas prices overnight. they are coming down but not as quickly as we all hoped. the average stands at $3.78 per gallon. down three cents in the last week. aaa says it will likely be november before we can see any significant drop in prices. >>> and one of the country's busiest roadways, the 405 through los angeles has reopened this morning after what was called carmageddon 2. l.a. freeways had 20 be closed down so crews could tear down that bridge. and a large part of the bridge came crashing down unexpectedly on a hillside below, no one was hurt, in fact, they opened the freeway ahead of schedule. >>> meanwhile, overseas, winds topping 100 miles per hour. in japan, look what it does to that car. picks it up and throws it like a toy all the
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Oct 19, 2012 12:35am PDT
head off the kind of plants that could carry devastating crop disease into the u.s. but they've also found a full assortment of oddities over the years, including body parts and fetuses used in haitian religious rich warms. >> birds -- >> reporter: live birds? >> yeah. smuggled in birds, yeah. >> reporter: but bird smugglers are small potatoes in a category x airport like this. the designation given on to the most prime targets of terror. the average traveler still resents taking off their shoes. >> right. >> reporter: still thinks that this is sort of, security theater to make us all feel better, but -- maybe al qaeda is not going to do it the way they did it before. >> we know for a fact that we are still the prime target for terrorism here in the united states. and we know there are threats here. there's insider threat. >> reporter: customs and border protection, they're, on a weekly, monthly basis, catching terror suspects that we never know about? >> they may not put out the press release, but i'm going to tell you that it is a fact, that these things do happen. >> stand up, sir
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Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
possible above 6500, and of course this will likely impact the path of interstate 80 and u.s. 50. if you have travel plans, carry the chains. or just hold off on your travels. tomorrow morning, starting off with the clouds and maybe misty and drizzly. temperatures in the mid50s to the low 60s. and as we show you your afternoon readings, 73 in area. 74 for campbell. on the peninsula, 71 in san mateo and palo alto. the coastal areas are quite mild. downtown san francisco, 70 degrees. south san francisco 69. and in the north bay, it is going to be a mix of sun and clouds. mid70s santa rosa and san rafael, head out toward the east bay. a narrow range of temperatures. 72 in oakland, newark. the inland communities, it will be beautiful. 75 in livermore and danville. but certainly cooler than average for this time of year. had to's high temperatures dropped a good 5 to 20 degrees. tomorrow we will hold them before we drop more on sunday. around the monterey bay, 72 in santa cruz. we have the big game tomorrow. and check out the forecast. cal versus stanford at memorial stadium. mild and 3:00. 7
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
wraps up today with tours of ships from the u.s. navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. they start at 9:00 this morning, will draw big crowds until they close 4:00 this afternoon. weekend performances by the blue angels, plus america's cup and hardly strictly bluegrass festival drew massive crowds to san francisco and other smaller events. bart ridership hit record highs saturday there were over 319,000 riding bart, compared to the normal 200,000. it topped the record set in september of 2007 when the bay bridge was closed foreca three sporting events. >>> when the blue angels zipping along over the bay, do you know how close together they are? wings are 18 inch as part. -- inches apart. >> of course we had perfect weather. >>> cooler weather on the way. 45 santa rosa, 48 half moon bay, low to mid 50s san rafael 58, antioch 60. still watching area of low pressure drawing closer to san francisco, mix of sun and clouds today like over the weekend. since it is drawing closer also bringing cooler weather maybe one to three degrees cooler today than yesterday, temperatures across
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
attacks on u.s. compounds in libya. during the discussions, the possibility of unilateral strikes against al qaeda targets in that region were reportedly considered for the very first time. >>> and there are plenty of questions to answer about the derailment of an amtrak passenger train in california's central valley. at least 20 people were injured when several cars came off the rails after colliding with a big rig truck. a second train versus truck crash happened about ten miles away, leaving the truck driver with major injuries. >>> and an update on a story that caused so much outrage. new york mayor, michael bloomberg, says a retired locksmith will stop selling master keys to some of the most sensitive locks in the city, including the world trade center site. the keys are meant for firefighters and city officials to access electrical panels, elevators and subway stations. a "new york post" reporter bought a set on ebay for $150. scary that can get in the hands of the wrong person for $150. >> that is alarming. >>> it is time, now, for the weather from across this great nation.
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
leams. he was on a plane and bound for the u.s. a waiting trial with him are two other suspects accused of participating in the bombings of two american embassies in africa in 1998. 224 people died in those attacks, including twelve americans. two more men faced a judge in new haven. they reportedly used a connecticut internet service provider to raise cash and recruit and equip terrorists, including members of al-qaeda. abc news, new york. >> israel scrambled tighter jets -- fighter jets to intercept a drone that crossed deep into israeli airspace this week. the aircraft was shot down over the country's southern desert. it is believed to be launchedly hezbollah out of lebanon. it's the first time in six years they have penetrated israel's airspace. >>> concern is growing for a ten-year old colorado girl that has been missing now for two days. jessica ridgway was last seen friday morning walk to go school. police believe she's been kidnapped. 400 volunteers turned out yesterday to search for jessica. police say she walked to a nearby park every morning to go to school. but friday jessic
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